Sander name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Sander mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Sander

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from California, U.S. says the name Sander means "Protector of the people".
  2. A submission from Netherlands says the name Sander means "Sander is short for Alexander. From Greek Alexandros: 'Defender of the People'" and is of Greek origin.
  3. According to a user from Oregon, U.S., the name Sander means "Friend, support, guidance".
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  1. A power tool used for sanding wood; an endless loop of sandpaper is moved at high speed by an electric motor

sand +‎ -er

  1. A person employed to sand wood.
  2. A machine to mechanize the process of sanding.
  3. (railway) A device which spreads sand on the rails in wet, snowy or icy conditions to improve traction.
  4. (archaic) Previously a small device resembling a saltshaker but containing sand that was shaken over a document to remove excess ink.

sander was also found in the following language(s): Old Swedish

Notable Persons Named Sander

Notable Persons Named Sander

San Holo

San Holo is an electronic dance music, trap music, and miami bass musician. He plays Logic Pro. He was most active from 2013 to present. San was given the name Sander van Dijck on November 26th, 1990 in Zoetermeer.

Sander van Doorn

Sander van Doorn is an electro house, progressive house, and tech trance dj, producer, remixer, disc jockey, and record producer. He was most active from 2004 to present. Sander was given the name Sander Ketelaars on February 28th, 1979 in Eindhoven. Sander is also known as Filterfunk, Larsson, Purple Haze, Sam Sharp, and Sandler.

Sander Levin

Sander Levin is a Chairman of the House Ways, Means Committee, and Chairman of theHouse Ways. Sander was born on September 6th, 1931 in Detroit.

Sander Westerveld

Sander Westerveld is a soccer player for the FC Twente, Vitesse Arnhem, Liverpool F.C., Real Sociedad, RCD Mallorca, Portsmouth F.C., Everton F.C., UD Almería, Sparta Rotterdam, S.S.D. Monza 1912, Ajax Cape Town F.C., and Netherlands national football team. Sander was born on October 23rd, 1974 in Enschede.

Sander Berge

Sander Berge is a soccer player for the Vålerenga Fotball and Asker Fotball. Sander was born on February 18th, 1998.

Sander Vanocur

Sander Vanocur is a series host. Sander was given the name Sander Vinocur on January 8th, 1928 in Cleveland.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Sander

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sander

Emily Irene Sander

Emily was born Emily Irene Sander on February 26th, 1989 in Olathe, Kansas. She passed away on November 24th, 2007.

Casey Sander

Casey Sander is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1982 to present. Casey was given the name Clinton O. Sander on July 6th, 1956 in Washington, D.C., U.S.

August Sander

August Sander was a photographer. August was born on November 17th, 1876 in Herdorf. He died on April 20th, 1964.

Dandy Nichols

Dandy Nichols was an actor and actress. She has been prominent since 1947. Dandy was given the name Daisy Sander on May 21st, 1907 in Fulham. She left this life on February 6th, 1986.

Taylor Sander

Taylor Sander is an athlete for the BluVolley Verona. Taylor was born on March 17th, 1992 in Huntington Beach, California.

Otto Sander

Otto Sander was an actor. He was most active from 1964 to 2013. Otto was born on June 30th, 1941 in Hanover, Germany. He passed away on September 12th, 2013.

  • Erol Sander
  • Chris Sander
  • Martin Laurent Sander
  • Ralf Sander
  • Wilhelm Sander
  • Sandeep Sander
  • Hans-Heinrich Sander
  • Petrik Sander
    Soccer Player
  • Anne Sander
  • Anton Sander

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sander U.S.
  White 87.73% 64.26%
  African American 5.78% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.28% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.39% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.55% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.28% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sander

People with the last name Sander are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Sander

  • How Popular is the name Sander? Sander is the 8,638th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sander was the 3,906th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sander have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,437 babies born with the first name Sander in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sander to occupy the territory of Tokelau (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,411 (as of October 18, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sander? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sander first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sander is Saturday, January 3rd, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Sander born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sander was in 2007 with a total of 39 babies.
  • Random Sander Factoid: According to the 1932 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sander is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name in 1932.
  • Weird things about the name Sander: The name spelled backwards is Rednas. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ednsar. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sander? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,090 people with the last name Sander.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sander? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Sander as their last name.
  • Sander name meaning

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